Wednesday, October 31, 2007From a report by Julie Pearce on KBJR-TV:
The Sawyer County Development Corporation has finalized a deal the Great Lakes Renewable Energy to locate a $6 million wood pellet plant four miles south of Hayward.
"From an asthetic standpoint, it is a good fit, it is a good location."
"It is also centrally located to the raw material supply that we'll be using."
The plant will output 36,000 tons of wood pellets each year.
"The primary function of the pellets is to be burned, and when you burn it it generates heat, so it's primary use is for a heating source."
The operations and plant manager Herb Seeger says the plant will employ 21 local workers, 12 loggers, and another 50 temporary construction jobs. . . .
Because the plant's only emissions will be water vapors, it is considered an environmentally friendly project.
"A renewable energy source, that will only compliment wind, solar, type powers as we go into the future."